150 MW Class 501F Design to Begin Full Load Factory Testing This Summer

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150 MW Class 501F Design to Begin Full Load Factory Testing This Summer

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150 MW Class 501F Design to Begin Full Load Factory Testing


Westinghouse Electric Corporation


This article was published by the Gas Turbine World magazine in the May-June 1989 issue. It reports on the status of the new Westinghouse 501F advanced gas turbine that was jointly developed with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). At the time, the prototype or first-build was being completed at the MHI factory in Japan. The 150MW-class 501F was the first new gas turbine design to be offered by Westinghouse Electric Corporation following the move of the Combustion Turbine Operations department of the Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU) to Orlando, Florida, in 1987.

Originally called the Westinghouse Electric Company, George Westinghouse (1846-1914) founded his manufacturing company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on January 8, 1886. In 1889, he renamed his business The Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company. Westinghouse's primary products include turbines, generators, motors and switchgear related to the generation, transmission, and use of electricity. The company changed its name to Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1945. In 1981, the company began to relocate its division headquarters for the Steam-Turbine Generator Divisions from Pennsylvania (turbines from Lester and generators from Pittsburgh) to Orlando, Florida. The Power Generation Business Unit (PGBU) building was located in The Quadrangle, at 4400 Alafaya Trail. Originally, Westinghouse had purchased a large plot of land for future development that extended westward from Alafaya Trail to Rouse Road. The original headquarters was located on several acres of that land parcel close to Alafaya Trail.

In 1994, after a major corporate management shuffling, and a top-level decision to change from an industrial manufacturing company to primarily a broadcasting/communications company, Westinghouse bought the CBS Network and changed its name to the CBS Corporation. As the PGBU grew in size, other buildings in the area were leased and then, after PGBU was sold to Siemens Corporation of Germany in 1998, additional buildings (Quad II and Quad III) were added to the original complex at the Quadrangle. From 1998 to 2003 the Orlando operation was known as Siemens-Westinghouse, after which the name of Westinghouse was dropped. The operation has been known as Siemens from that time forward.


Farmer, Robert


Original 7-page magazine article: Farmer, Robert. "150 MW Class 501F Design to Begin Full Load Factory Testing This Summer." Gas Turbine World, Vol. 19, No. 3, May-June 1989: Private Collection of Harry Jaeger.


Date Created

ca. 1989-05

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1989-06

Date Issued

ca. 1989-06


Jaeger, Harry

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 7-page magazine article: Farmer, Robert. "150 MW Class 501F Design to Begin Full Load Factory Testing This Summer." Gas Turbine World, Vol. 19, No. 3, May-June 1989.

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Westinghouse Electric Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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7-page magazine article






Westinghouse Electric Corporation, The Quadrangle, Orlando, Florida

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Originally created by Robert Farmer and published by Gas Turbine World.

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Copyright to this resource is held by Gas Turbine World and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.


Jaeger, Harry
Cepero, Laura

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Private Collection of Harry Jaeger

External Reference

"History." Westinghouse Nuclear. http://www.westinghousenuclear.com/About/History.
"Westinghouse Power Generation Booklet." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/6422.



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